14 November 2011

The Vocabulary Of Fabulous

Chanel: The Vocabulary Of Style ($63.53) Barnes & Noble
By Jerome Gautier 

Gift idea pour moi. 
"Through these dazzling photographs, Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style identifies key elements that have defined Chanel's style for generations, such as jersey and tweed, formerly considered menswear fabrics, and the little black dress, which transformed a hue previously reserved for mourning into a statement of elegance. Pearls were her staple, and she often embellished outfits with her signature camellia. Eleven chapters compare the original forms of these enduring trademarks with their later expressions over the years and to the present day, letting the vocabulary of Chanel's style speak for itself."  -Barnes & Noble Online 

Post Snark: I just saw a bird in my backyard that had a very distinct Chanel look about it. Is avian chic a thing?